Maternal diet fatty acid composition affects neurodevelopment in rat pups.

@article{Saste1998MaternalDF,
  title={Maternal diet fatty acid composition affects neurodevelopment in rat pups.},
  author={Monisha D. Saste and Jane D. Carver and Janet E. Stockard and Valerie J. Benford and Li Tzong Chen and Christopher P. Phelps},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={128 4},
  pages={740-3}
}
The effect of pre- and postnatal maternal dietary fatty acid composition on neurodevelopment in rat pups was studied. Timed pregnant dams were fed, beginning on d 2 of gestation and throughout lactation, either nonpurified diet (reference) or a purified diet whose fat source (22% of energy) was either corn oil or menhaden fish oil. On postnatal d 3, pups were randomly cross-fostered among dams of the same diet group and culled to 10 pups per dam. Milk was removed from stomachs of culled pups… CONTINUE READING